Noryangjin Fish Market, Seoul

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Get some freshly caught seafood at Noryangjin Fish Market, the biggest fish market in the city. Opened in 1927, the marketplace specializes in fresh fish, selling the catch of the day as a wholesale distributor and to individual customers. Hunt for bargains and deals on a variety of seafood, from shellfish to octopus, salmon, and even live fish. Watch the auctions that happen several times a day, or take your pick of the catch and bring it to one of the restaurants upstairs, where they can prepare it for you for a small fee. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Seoul using our trip planner.
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  • Asian looking tourists need to be cautious as they walk through the aisles browsing at the live seafood as some Chinese speaking will try to be friendly and approach you to offer you their seafood at ...  more »
  • I understand that seafood expensive, but had expected it to be cheaper considering it’s a wholesale market. Am unsure if we got scammed slightly by the Chinese vendor. The idea is to buy the fresh/liv...  more »
  • The seafood is fresh (not cheap though) but the cooking service is too much over charged. We bought snow crab, abalone and scallop for about KRW 155,000 but the cooking charges was KRW 85,000 !!.Bette...  more »
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  • Great location if you like seafood and markets. Most sellers have very limited English or none at all, but you can definitely find some who speak English. A lot of the women selling seafood are very aggressive in their techniques, so just walk away if you are not interested or keep saying, "no." Have been multiple times and always enjoyed myself.
  • This is a seafood market, I think you pick the seafood you want to eat and they will take it up to the restaurant at 4th floor. The seafood here is very fresh. If you like seafood, you should definitely give this place a try.
  • Put old sneakers or shoes, they might get wet, hundred of stalls with fresh oysters, abalone, squid giant prawns, and Pacific Ocean fish. You buy what you like and for 10 USD cover restaurants on the second floor cook it for you. What a fun experience
  • Cannot beat these prices and freshness. Garak market is nice but naryangjin is cheaper. Haggle and never buy from the first two places you go to. Use them to get a price to start lowering the price at other places.
  • Renovated new fish market. Good to shop and also eat in any of their stores upstairs. Can't get any fresher than this.

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